Oppo ice cream have launched this petition.. Personally, I think nothing is bad/ causes obesity/ all other diseases, in moderation.
We’re departing from the normal Oppo news, because we want to stand back to make a wider point.
There's a problem in the food industry.
It's cheaper to buy food which is packed full of sugar than healthy food that’s not. Everyone loves their favourite sweet treats, so consumption of sugary food isn't set to change any time soon. This is contributing to the obesity crisis in the UK.
Unless we do something.
We'd like to share an ambitious project with you before we launch it publicly in January.
We are petitioning the government to cut VAT on food with a reduced sugar nutrition claim to the reduced rate of 5%. Reductions from the standard 20% rate are typically granted when there is a social benefit for doing so. There is a clear benefit here. We are aiming for 10,000 signatures before January.
Your signature will enable us to deliver the petition to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond and help make it cheaper for us all to buy food that contains reduced sugar.
Take a look and sign here.